Good start but disappointed”
I had a good few months with this cake tester and it worked really well. However one day I noticed that the red plastic above the tip was chipped in places! Surely this should not happen? It now feels like it is falling apart. :(
Published 26 Jun 2013
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had for years and love it”
I've just reccomended this to a friend and had to write a review after seeing so many negatives! I've had mine years and it's worked perfectly and I make a lot of cakes.
Published 21 Jun 2013
Has worked perfectly for YEARS!”
I'm really surprised to hear of the problems people have had with this tester. I was just about to buy one for a friend, because I find mine so invaluable, when I saw the low star-rating, and thought I'd better redress the balance. Mine has worked perfectly from day one, and I've had it for years. I have looked after it & not put it in the dishwasher, mind you. Have Lakeland changed their supplier maybe? Or has the supplier perhaps changed the manufacturing spec over the years? Could be worth checking out, to see if this is the problem.
Published 20 Jul 2012
This review is for an older version of this product
I wish I had been at home and able to review this, but I was in the shop and needed one so I bought it. The tip does not change colour at all - it leaves a pretty big hole in the cake - I shall just have to go back to my stick of spaghett.i
Published 04 Jun 2012
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by Mrs scully
Used it on a wedding fruit cake and for the very first time i could tell when it was done, It is so hard to tell with a fruit cake but this is soooo good rec this to all you wedding bakers. xx
Published 23 Apr 2012
by Mrs James
I bought one of these testers,as I was having a job to see the skewer,which I have used for years. I cooked a victoria sponge and inserted tester at 35 mins.No red to be seen.This went on till I had had the sponge in for 50mins and still no red on the tester.I thought I must have brought a faulty one,but on reading some of the reviews,I see others have found the same problem
Published 30 Jan 2012
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Waste Of Time”
by Sharron Fuller
I have used this time and time again, thinking its just me. I end up using a meat skewer just as well, this product you leave it in for a while so it can read the temperature which will turn the colour either way, then you have waited longer enough so you lose the heat out of the oven. Not impressed with this as much as I hoped I would be
Published 07 Jun 2011
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Nothing lasts forever”
I have been using this cake tester for a couple of years now and have always found it reliable for cakes. But it doesn't work for bread at all, so I guess it depends on the type of cake you make. I find that one cake tester lasts me about 6 months, then I have to start a new one. I don't find that such a problem. After all, nothing lasts forever in this world...
Published 03 Jun 2011
Faulty reusable cake tester”
I recently purchased a reusable cake tester, and was disappointed to discover that it doesn't appear to work. The tip of the probe doesnt change colour - even though the cake is fully baked. I initially thought I had been unlucky, and had purchased a faulty one, but after reading the reviews, I can see that the product does not appear to be very reliable. Over the years, I have purchased many products from Lakeland, and have never had any problems.However, I am disappointed that the product is still on sale, even though Lakeland appear to be aware that the product is faulty.
Published 20 May 2011
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Re-usable cake tester”
Although at first I thought this was a good buy, I found after a couple of uses the colour flaked off the tip so that it no longer appears to work. Bit of a waste of money for me.
Published 03 May 2011
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Works for me”
It seems you either love this gadget or hate it ! it works for me - easy to see the change in colour and cakes are perfect
Published 23 Apr 2011
NOT dishwasher proof!”
by Linda Dutton
This works brilliantly (much better than my old scewer) - but I am just having to buy a new one as I inadvertently put mine in the dishwasher and the tip disintegrated! Until I did that, it had worked perfectly time after time!
Published 19 Nov 2010
Tip turned black”
by Mrs Holdsworth
The first and only time I've used this, the whole tip turned black and is no longer heat sensitive ie doesn't do the job its supposed to. Very disappointing.
Published 29 Sep 2010
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Waste of money”
The tip that is supposed to turn red is so small that you need to have good eyesight to tell if it is indeed red. After just three uses it didn't work at all, even after checking with a magnifying glass! Oh well - back to the skewer.
Published 26 Sep 2010
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Tip is fragmenting”
I was delighted with the cake tester at first but as the tip has now fragmented and bits have been left behind in a cake I can no longer use it....very disappointing!!!
Published 31 Aug 2010
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This item doesn't work. Noticed no change in colour, even though I knew the cake was cooked. Will stick to my cocktail stick method from now on
Published 27 Aug 2010
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by L Davis
I always used a wooden skewer...but this is fab. Perfect results everytime.
Published 19 Aug 2010
No colour change”
by Mrs Brown
It just didn't work even though I kept checking the cake thinking "it must be me" there was no change in colour. Needless to say the cake was overcooked and not really edible..... Not the usual Lakeland standard I'm afraid. Also it did leave a big hole in the top of the cake.
Published 03 Aug 2010
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Another hit from Lakeland”
After a series of sponge-related disasters with my new cooker, I invested in one of these, and the stress it's saved ... When the cocktail stick/skewer failed me ... this stopped me splitting a Madeira to fill only to find it had a soggy mass in the centre (cue sobbing and desperation). Had mine for a year, and it's more than paid for itself. Thank you.
Published 22 Jan 2010
by Mr Lungan
I have my cake tester for 1 year now and it works very well on all types or cakes. I absolutely love it.
Published 06 Jan 2010